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January 2019


News Reports and Resources


Outside Spending

Open Secrets | READ STORY

The term "outside spending" refers to political expenditures made by groups or individuals independently of, and not coordinated with, candidates' committees.  The Center for Responsive Politics provides breakdowns of data reported by outside spending groups to the Federal Election Commission.




New Global CO2 Emissions Numbers Are In. They’re Not Good.

World Resources Institute | READ STORY

Each year in late November or early December, climate negotiators, NGOs and increasingly cities and businesses head to the annual climate talks. Typically coinciding with these negotiations is an announcement from the Global Carbon Project, which releases its annual data on carbon dioxide emissions, backed up by peer-reviewed publications. Carbon dioxide emissions are the largest contributor to human-induced warming, and, therefore, are one of the most critical signposts to watch.



Expanding Economic Security for 100 Million Americans


A third of Americans are living at or near the federal poverty level—a new report sheds light on who they are, the obstacles they face and ways to connect them to opportunity.



18 Striking Findings from 2018

Pew Research | READ STORY

Pew Research Center takes the pulse of Americans and people around the world on a host of issues every year. We explore public opinion on topics ranging from foreign policy to cyberbullying, as well as demographic trends, such as the emergence of the post-Millennial generation and changes in the number of unauthorized immigrants in the United States. Here are 18 of this year’s standout findings, taken from our analysis over the past year. 



The Geography of Food Stamps

Daily Yonder | READ STORY

Rural counties and small metropolitan areas crowd the top of the list of U.S. counties that rely most on help from the Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program, the USDA program formerly known as Food Stamps.







MT CD Update

Happy New Year!  Proposals are due on Jan. 14 for the upcoming 2019 National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP) conference in Asheville, NC.  More info here.  Membership renewals are due Feb. 1.

The early-bird registration deadline is Jan. 31 for the International Association for Community Development’s 2019 World Community Development Conference in Dundee, Scotland.  More information about the conference here. 

Paul Lachapelle
MSU Community Development Specialist

Upcoming Events

NCDA’s Winter Legislative Meeting

January 23-25, 2019 Washington D.C.

Sponsor: National Community Development Association

JCEP Extension Leadership Conference

February 6-7, 2019

San Antonio, Texas

Sponsor: Joint Council of Extension Professionals

CDS 2019 Annual International Conference

July 14-17, 2019

Columbia, Missouri

Sponsor: Community Development Society

Grants, Awards & Jobs

Funding to Advance Justice and Opportunity for People in Need

Deadline: Ongoing

Funder: Public Welfare Foundation 

Healthy Kids 2019

Deadline: January 28, 2019
Funder: Department of Health and Human Services

Rural Residency Planning and Development Program

Deadline: March 4, 2019

Funder: Department of Health and Human Services

Regional Research Conferences in the Mathematical Sciences

Deadline: April 26, 2019
Funder: National Science Foundation

Community Development Block Grant Program

Deadline: Ongoing
Funder: Department of Housing and Urban Development

National News

Saudi Woman Seeking Asylum Can Stay Temporarily in Thailand 

AP News, January 7

Monarch Butterfly Population Declining at Historic Rate

US News, January 7

Soldiers Say They Have Seized Power in Gabon

KLUR8, January 7

Not Expecting Back Pay, Government Contractors Collect Unemployment, Dip Into Savings

NPR, January 7

Montana News

Bozeman Widow Continues Operating Husband's Computer Museum

Billings Gazette, January 5

Most Montanans Don't Have Access to Drug Courts

NBC Montana, January 7

Montana Gets $4.2M Federal Preschool Grant, but Money Won't Pay for New Slots

Billings Gazette, January 7

Medicaid Expansion on Agenda for 2019 Legislative Session

NBC Montana, January 7


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